We recently made a visit to Great Falls on the Potomac River, from the Maryland side of the river. We began by parking at the Great Falls Tavern, a stone lockhouse originally built to provide shelter for a lock keeper and his family. That’s because the tavern is adjacent to lock #20 on the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal, the 184 mile long canal which shadows the Potomac and spans from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland.
Here are a few more photos of some of our favorite places. Photography by Valerie.
Golden Gate Bridge: San Francisco, California, November 2009. Continue reading
In Waterloo, NY, we parked at the Waterloo Harbor Campground. This is in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York. When you look at a map you can easily imagine the movement of glaciers that gouged out this series of lakes in a pattern that looks like fingers extending from a hand.
We came to the Buffalo area, parking at the AA Royal Motel and Campground in North Tonawanda, NY, primarily to visit Niagara Falls. On our first day there, the weather forecast was less than ideal for a trip to the falls so we chose instead to take a short drive to the town of Lockport, NY.
As a result of a scheduling issue we spent one night in Leeds (pics), one of the UK’s fastest growing cities. Recent redevelopment efforts have transformed Leeds from near derelict mill town into skyscraping office blocks, waterfront apartment complexes and renovated Victorian shopping arcades.